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#1 Parent Taffy - 2017-11-28
Re IELTS in China

Perhaps not. I wrote that "promises were made..." I know for a fact that some school owners tell students that their 'relationship' with examiners will result in higher scores for students attending their IELTS schools.

Best wishes for your new knob.

Yes, well school owners shouldn't tell their students that!!!! hAHAHA! I have mixed with the Chinese so long that I too have become an exponent of the bleeding obvious.

Thanks. My new knob arrived. Now in tthe trailing end of the knob spindle there's a female thread to take the screw that holds the interior knob: however, my garage door is so old that said thread is a 'whitworth thread' (spelling?) so I couldn't use the old screw on the new knob. So, had to spend an hour in loft looking for a screw (now I know what what SB feels like) We all know what sodding use a knob is without a screw. Found it eventually and Her Chineseship's bike is back in the cosy garage.

#2 Parent FTinPRC - 2017-11-27
Re IELTS in China

Collusion with IELTS officials doesn't happen,

Perhaps not. I wrote that "promises were made..." I know for a fact that some school owners tell students that their 'relationship' with examiners will result in higher scores for students attending their IELTS schools.

Best wishes for your new knob.

#3 Parent Taffy - 2017-11-27
Re IELTS in China

Public universities in China should cut all ties with these schools. They are a disgrace.

Now now now, Trumpsey, I've earned a lot of money thanks to the British Council, I'll have you know! Collusion with IELTS officials doesn't happen, you've been listening to that poster who claims all Chinese Kindergartens are language mills, hahaha! They just come out with this rubbish without an ounce of truth.

You have a good week, Trumpsey. I have been locked out of the garage and await a new knob from eBay...bloody £17!

#4 Parent FTinPRC - 2017-11-26
Re IELTS in China

IELTS schools attached to Universities, staffed by university Chinese teachers and FTs, have long been a money-making proposition in China. As 'test-prep' institutions they are plugged into the damaged Chinese testing psyche of their students that arrive freshly GaoKao-abused.

The primary problems are that there are absolutely no standards for admission, promises are routinely made of test-success through insider collusion with IELTS officials, and the state-owned universities that contribute staff and prestige are 'hongbao' complicit in the IELTS school's private ownership's deceit and mismanagement.

Third level universities seem to be the most egregious perpetrators since they enroll few students that arrive with any spoken English ability and since their basic tuition is already so high, students are primarily rich kids, fluffy for the fleecing. At one university where I taught only 22 out of 180 students that were guaranteed overseas matriculation their Junior year in concert with their IELTS partner actually achieved IELTS test levels that were acceptable to a U.S. or Canadian college.

Public universities in China should cut all ties with these schools. They are a disgrace.

#5 Parent Jactada - 2017-11-25
Re IELTS in China

We offer TOEFL as an integral part of our English teacher training program at Bachelor and Master level.

caring - 2017-11-11
IELTS in China

The BC outlet seems unable to deal with exams that are to indicate test takers' proficiency in the language. The recent drive of the local educational institutions for those tests rather than the TOEFL ones has yielded little success for both the students and the BC. The exam's devided ridiculously into parts of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking exam is scripted with many Chinese test takers reciting their lines that they've learnt. The exams can apparently be taken every month which is ridiculous for a test taker's ability to improve his/her band requires an effort way beyond the 30 day time. Anyhow, it's hard to imagine that with so many professionals around the world, there's little hope for a better treatment then IELTS or TOEFL which are the platform for foreign students in nations where English is used.

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